A technology roadshow every SME should catch

(Philstar.com) - May 28, 2015 - 2:47am
MANILA, Philippines – A roadshow going across the Philippines is giving owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to learn more about technology and other business solutions from the experts.
The 2013 Finance Monitor report of the Asian Development Bank shows that there are 816,759 registered micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in 2011 which make 99.6 percent of the total number of businesses in the country. 
It also found that these businesses contributed to the 36.7 percent of the total gross value added in 2012 and employ 61 percent of the Philippine workforce in 2011. 
There’s no wonder why small-scale businesses are often dubbed as the backbone of the country’s economy. And this is also why the government, through its MSME development plan for 2016, and private sectors take significant actions in empowering the sector. 
The small and medium business group of Globe Telecom, Globe myBusiness, is one that has solutions. Aside from creating a new range of products and services, they are also going around the country to get businesses in the loop in terms of new technologies that are available to them.
Globe explained that with the growth of SMEs in the country and the increasing use of technology in businesses, Globe myBusiness saw that entrepreneurs need expert assistance in choosing the right communication tools so they can effectively put their businesses on the map. 
“We understand that small and medium entrepreneurs need relevant, affordable, and hassle-free solutions that will enable them to run their operations smoothly. Now, customers can get communication concerns out of the way to better focus on more relevant things to grow their business,” Globe senior vice president for small and medium business group Martha Sazon said.

Discovering technology

On its first stop, Globe myBusiness went to Puerto Princesa in Palawan where foreign investors are starting to flock to engage in new business in the area, particularly in the field of hospitality and business process outsourcing.  
For its second leg, the tech roadshow was mounted closer to home at the Marco Polo hotel in Ortigas Center, Pasig. Entrepreneurs were welcomed for a full day of discovering new products that would better digitize and automate their business. 
Envisioned as an avenue to make Globe myBusiness services more accessible to entrepreneurs, the roadshow allows attendees to understand the products available to them such as:
Core services 
At the roadshow, Globe highlights its core services which include solutions for cloud storage, connectivity, data, mobility, and voice. These enable businesses to maximize resources and business opportunities through the use of a reliable communications suite. 
Managed Wi-Fi
Largely targeting entrepreneurs who are always on-the-go, the wireless internet services of Globe myBusiness make work outside office possible and easy with fast broadband connection. Gadgets and 4G connection are offered via customizable postpaid plans built for businesses.
Google apps
The Google Apps for Business makes operations a lot easier. With it, entrepreneurs can get a personalized business email address, calendars that can be shared and online file storage, among others. Apps include Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, and Drive. 
The roadshow also featured the breakthrough innovation, Canvas, a cloud-based software service, which allows businesses collect and share information with the use of customizable apps and mobile devices instead of paper forms. It is a technology that can effectively reduce operational costs and make work lighter and more efficient. 
Managed services
Globe houses a team of professionals and experts that can take care of every business’ network equipment. The configuration and maintenance of modems, routers, and the like are professionally done by this team so that business owners can focus on their core business.
The roadshow is just one of the many efforts Globe myBusiness is undertaking as it continues to inspire success to SMEs through relevant products and services. Through it and as the most trusted advisor for every business, Globe is able to reach and service more entrepreneurs around the country. 
They are on the move and excited for their next stop. Catch them showcase various kinds of technology that can make your business truly successful. Log on to mybusiness.globe.com.ph to learn more.


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